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Give scientific reasons:

Older mothers have greater chance of conceiving abnormal children.

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  • In older women the menopausal age approaches.
  • The oocytes, released from ovaries during this phase are not normal.
  • Their meiotic cell division is abnormal and thus oocyte becomes abnormal too.
  • If such abnormal oocytes are fertilized, the baby is born with many genetic problems, e.g. Down’s syndrome or Turner’s syndrome.

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